of a deal is this? >> this is a big deal for us. this is what it's all about. >> reporter: general manager vero piacentini says his resort got just eight inches of snow last year. that forced them to spend $250,000 on snow making. >> you go into last year where , you know, we were just scraping it all together trying to keep the ski area open. and then you get into a year like this where it doesn't get any better right now. >> reporter: the low snowfall has been a brief respite for battered city and state budgets. last winter low snow totals saved providence, rhode island, $1.2 million. in manchester, new hampshire $636,000. and boston saved more than $11 million. much of the savings were put back into other city services. and, scott with forecasters predicting up to 30 inches of snow here, schools have already been closed tomorrow, and the airport here, the main airport logan, has been closed. it will be closed tomorrow afternoon and remain closed through the day on saturday. >> pelley: terrell, thank you. the next big story of the day, three people are dead, and a massive manhunt is on.